The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its club-level speech contest on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Interested local students (home-schooled students as well) are welcome to enter the speech contest scheduled at 7:15 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way, during the EDH Rotary Club meeting. For application and complete rules contact Mrs. Lasko at the ORHS Career Center, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, or call her at (916) 941-2022. Entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 3.
This year’s theme is “Engage Youth … Change Lives.” The speech must be between five and eight minutes. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at the finals contest.
Club level prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. The first-place winner moves on to the regional semifinal at 5:30 p.m on April 10 at the Roseville Theater, 241 Vernon St. in Roseville. Semifinal prizes are $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. The regional first-place winner will participate in the finals at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nev., on May 3. Finals prizes are $1,000 for first place; $700 for second, $400 for third and $200 for fourth.